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Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God. Writing before monasticism became the dominant paradigm of Christian asceticism, Irenaeus and Clement afford fascinating glimpses of alternative approaches.
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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. By exploring these writings from within their own theological perspectives, John Behr also offers a theological critique of the prevailing approach to the asceticism Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. His comparisons and contrasts come to a more direct synthesis in his conclusion, and thereby raise the question of whether the arrangement of the entire book might have been more beneficial if approached in a synthesized, thematic way and not by separate accounts of Clement of Alexandria presents a hierarchical anthropology in which the intellect understood in the fuller sense of the rational or inner person is identified as the xsceticism of God over the physical body.
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To ask other readers questions about Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clementplease sign up. A very illuminating look at the theologies of Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria.
Review quote Behr’s work is fascinating, particularly as his readings of Irenaean texts concerning the complex question of the relationship of soul, breath of life and the Holy Spirit differ significantly from standard interpretations. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God. Oxford University Press, Human existence as a physical being includes sexuality as a permanent part of the framework within which males and females grow towards God.
Lists with This Book. Choose your country or region Close. Here human sexuality is strictly limited by the finality of procreation and abandoned in the resurrection. From Breath to Spirit. Trivia About Asceticism and An Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Drawing out a parallel between Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, John Behr draws out two theologies of man and asceticism. In contrast, Clement depicts asceticism as man’s attempt at a godlike life to protect the rational element, that which is distinctively human and in the image of God, from any possible disturbance and threat, or from the vulnerability of dependency, especially of a physical or sexual nature.
Robert Anthropolgy marked it as to-read Nov 04, Subscriber Login Email Address. The Higher Christian Life: Such growth takes place over time and with the gift of freedom to accept or reject God’s gifts. Irenaeus of Lyons John Behr.
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For Irenaeus, asceticism is the expression of man living the life of God in all dimensions of the body, that which is most characteristically human and in the image of God. Sokrates marked it as to-read Annd 22, Thus his an Drawing out a parallel between Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, John Behr draws out two theologies of man and asceticism.
Part II Clement of Alexandria: IrenaeusClementasceticismLate Antiquityhuman sexualityhumanGod. Behr begins with his examination of Irenaeus who, he admits, is less straightforward regarding ascetic practice than Clement.